Joining the Tusculum University family is an exciting time in your journey to becoming a Pioneer. To make that transition as seamless, we created Pioneer WOW, or what we call campus, Welcome Orientation Week!
For new residential students, Pioneer WOW begins the day you arrive at Tusculum and move int on-campus housing. Pioneer WOW activities are also available to commuter and adult and online studies students.
We have a full schedule of events each day leading to the start of the fall semester designed to help you build connections and relationships with other new students. Through Pioneer WOW, you’ll adjust to your new home-away-from-home, learn more about the university, and explore the beauty of the campus. You’ll also discover the value of community service and build pride in the university.
Required Pioneer WOW activities take place Thursday, August 17- Saturday, August 19 and activities continue throughout the first week of the fall semester, where you will have an opportunity to meet returning Pioneers and experience even more fun!
If I’m honest, I was nervous to be setting foot into college. However, that all changed very quickly with the help of wow week. I got to meet my orientation group and plenty of other staff, I was shown around campus, and most of all, I felt very welcomed. I’m confident in saying that any new student can feel comfortable here at Tusculum.
My experience with WOW weekend allowed me to comfortably transition into my college life. Beginning as a freshman in an unknown place brought me anxiety of what the future was to hold; however, my pioneer peer and mentor guided me not only in my academia but in my personal life as well. They offered me support with every step in my journey. WOW weekend also provided a solid foundation of what to expect in my next four years. Although my weekend at WOW as a freshman was jam-packed, it allowed me to connect with my fellow freshmen, forming bonds I never would have expected. Overall, my encounter was filled with excitement and anticipation of what was to come.